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Fluids You Should Know About

Fluids You Should Know About

Your vehicle is made up of various components, each aspect working harmoniously to ensure you arrive at each destination you drive to safely and securely. When we think of our vehicle’s engine, we think of the more complex pieces, such as the transmission or brakes. However, we can’t forget about the fluids in our vehicle, as every one of these fluids plays a crucial role in securing the longevity, driveability, and safety of your vehicle. Here are five fluids you should know about:   Brake Fluid: Want to not run into other cars? Keep an eye on your brake fluid, or have the technicians at Carlsbad Auto Service monitor this vital fluid. This fluid is pressurized and adds power to your braking system, so your brakes work, and you don’t run into other vehicles. Transmission Fluid: Transmission fluid keeps your transmission properly lubricated and cooled, and with the transmission being one of the most complicated components in your vehicle, it is essential to ... read more

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Spring Cleaning For Your Vehicle

Spring Cleaning For Your Vehicle

We usually associate the term “spring cleaning” with our wardrobe or house, but we encourage you to apply this well-known expression to your vehicle. Our vehicle can take a beating with the colder temperatures and harsh road conditions of winter, and we believe a spring cleaning would be much appreciated.   To renew and restore your vehicle after winter, try these spring cleaning tips:  Wash and wax your vehicle: wash your vehicle from top to bottom to avoid dragging any dirt and grime upward. Washing and waxing your vehicle can add shine and protect the paint.  Don’t forget about the interior: focus specifically on your carpets and floor mats, as these components of the interior of your vehicle can act like a sponge, soaking up all that dirt, mud, and grime. A microfiber cloth and a cleaner can be used to clean your dashboard and any other surface in your vehicle.  Replace those wiper blades: your wiper blades are working in overtime duri ... read more

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What We Love Best About Our Customers!

What We Love Best About Our Customers!

February is a month known for showing some love. After all, how can anyone not think of love when Valentine’s Day takes center stage in the middle of the month? In the spirit of this romantic season, we thought it would be fun to share what we love best about our customers. So, how do we love our customers? Let us count the ways… 1. We love their loyalty and the confidence they have in the quality of our work and the knowledge of our team. 2. We love their patience, understanding, and cooperation when we need to keep their vehicle a little longer than estimated. 3. We love the relationships that we've formed with our customers throughout the years (many who have been with us since we started the business over 33 years ago) and the great conversations we have when they come in whether it's about sports, family stories, travel, etc. 4. We love that many of our customers are children and grandchildren of longtime customers. 5. We love how supportive of our busin ... read more

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It’s a New Year: How will you care for your car this year?

 It’s a New Year: How will you care for your car this year?

Happy New Year! It’s a new year, a fresh start, and a unique chance to do what’s best for you this year. Are you taking up a new hobby? Going to start a new workout routine? Taking up meditation or yoga? Eat clean? Drink more water? Get out with friends more? The ways that you can find to recommit yourself to your health, wealth, and well-being in 2019. Here’s one way.  Might we suggest...caring for your car! No matter how old or new your car is, there are a lot of things you can do to improve its performance. Even just regular auto repair and maintenance can make a huge difference in your car’s overall health...as well as its lifespan!  Whether it’s an oil change, a brake fluid replacement, a transmission flush, an engine rebuild, or a 60,000-mile service, Carlsbad Auto Service can get you set up with the very best TLC for your car. Your car will perform better, and you will leave knowing that you got the very best auto repair service that m ... read more

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How to Keep the Kids Occupied in the Car

How to Keep the Kids Occupied in the Car

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: time to drive over the river and through the woods to see your friends and family and celebrate the holidays! But how to keep the munchkins happy--and how to keep their parents sane on the long drive? Read on to find out…. Listen to audiobooks Consider a classic series, like Harry Potter, The Hobbit, or maybe The Chronicles of Narnia. Kids love imaginative adventures, and you’ll love the peace and quiet that comes with occupied little minds--as well as the joy of passing on your favorites to your kiddos. Consider a new educational game or two for the iPad. None of us like to rely on the electronic babysitter, but there’s a time and a place--and trust us, long road trips are as a good a time as any. There are thousands of educational games to choose from. Here is a good list to get you started.  Car games One great way to engage the whole family is to play car games! Check out some of our favorites. Pack well. Pl ... read more

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Healthy Snacks To Keep In Your Car

Healthy Snacks To Keep In Your Car

Got the munchies? With Americans commuting an average of over 100 minutes per day, it’s important to make sure that your car is a place you can relax and enjoy the drive. Last month, we covered some tunes that are great for summer road trips. This month, we’ll talk about the best car snacks! Eating food from a drive-through while on the road is often expensive, and let’s face it, messy. No one wants to arrive at the PTA meeting with the crusty remains of a Quarter Pounder with cheese on their shirt!   You can get yourself nourished without too much work if you pack the right snacks! One great protein-packed option is meat bars like these Epic Bars. They are made with grass-fed beef and taste delicious!   Another very tasty option is Larabars. With a host of flavors and varie ... read more

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Why Preventative Maintenance is Important

Being mindful of preventative auto repair maintenance is part of being a responsible car owner. It improves fuel efficiency, extends the life of your vehicle, and increases the longevity of your automobile. In addition, preventative maintenance makes your vehicle more reliable and will most likely save you more pricey auto repair costs down the line. Below are some of the main reasons to stay on top of preventative maintenance: GAS MILEAGE: Coming to an auto repair shop for regular maintenance will help your car achieve optimal fuel mileage. Ignoring to change the engine air filters and oil   regularly will reduce your vehicle's gas mileage. It will also most likely cause undesirable wear and tear on your engine. The exact recommended time between oil changes depends on the vehicle. Making sure that your automobile gets a tire balance and service every 10,000 to 15,000 miles is also crucial to make sure your car can achieve its optimal fuel efficiency. Malfunctioning sp ... read more

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Beautiful Places to Visit near Carlsbad During Spring

Beautiful Places to Visit near Carlsbad During Spring

If you live near or around Carlsbad and are interested in taking a getaway within driving distance, you're in luck. Southern California is home to so many beautiful places that could be the perfect medicine when you need a little time away. Here are some suggestions from the team at Carlsbad Auto Service:   Idyllwild, CA Idyllwild is the ideal southern California destination for nature-loving travelers. Rent a cabin or pitch a tent and enjoy this little town in the San Jacinto Mountains. You can mountain bike, hike, and climb in popular spots like Tahquitz Rock. If you go into the village, have a meal on the patio at Café Aroma and look at some art and hear live music.   Temecula, CA Located about an hour from Carlsbad, Temecula is considered the wine country of southern California. There are more than forty wineries that offer tastings, tours, and multiple festivals. You can even take a hot air balloon ride over the Temecula Valley. Julian, CA Nothing screa ... read more

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Valentines Gifts for Car Enthusiasts

Valentines Gifts for Car Enthusiasts

  It's that time of year again where love is in the air. If your sweetheart happens to be a car enthusiast, there are several car-related gifts that you should consider. Car people tend to like car things so we thought we would share a few suggestions that would make driving safer and more enjoyable for your sweetie:   Music Subscription Drivers have more music selections than ever since Smartphones can connect to the stereos. Spotify and Pandora provide even more of an array of options than satellite radio and is a compelling alternative. Pandora Plus removes advertisements from its streaming radio service and their premium packages let you search for a single song on an album and allows you to create your own playlist.   Cordless Tire Inflator A cordless inflator is a super convenient and practical gift. Save your sweetheart the hassle of using a large compressor or handling those huge hoses at the gas station. Not only can a cordless tire inflator inflate t ... read more

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Preparing Your Vehicle for a Holiday Road Trip

Is your family vehicle prepared to drive over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house? If your vehicle needs attention, we invite you to Carlsbad Auto Service. You’ll be glad you did.   Living in Carlsbad, we don’t have to worry too much about harsh winters. However, it’s still smart to winterize your vehicle, just in case you need to drive into the mountains, travel across multiple states, or navigate hazardous road conditions. Lucky for you, Carlsbad Auto Service is offering a Winterizing Special during the month of November!   What does it mean to winterize your vehicle? Simply put, it’s preparing your vehicle for extreme weather. With all the crazy weather we’re having, it’s hard to know if we’re going to have a super-warm winter’s day, or if temperatures will plummet. Extreme temperatures can affect the safety and optimal performance of a vehicle that is not regularly serviced or maintained.   Wh ... read more

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